What a momentous thing that Jason Collins has become the first American NBA player to come out as gay! At the same time, I agree with Frank Bruni at the New York Times: This will undoubtedly bring a better day for our society, but the best day will come when matters like this are no longer a concern for anybody.
As many of you know, I’ve been volunteering with the campaign to reelect President Obama. Over the last few months, I’ve been able to talk with many different voters about what they believe and their vision for our country. Talking with voters has been such a gift in that it has also allowed me to ...
Like many of you, I’ve been following the recent controversy over comments on same-sex marriage from Chick-fil-A’s president and COO, Dan Cathy. As I continue to find my way back into writing more online, I wanted to offer some thoughts on how we can move past the heated words and find some common ground. In my latest piece on Huffington Post, I’ve invited Dan Cathy to lunch.
What the church can learn from mothers has relevance to the themes of this blog, I would say. It takes immense courage to embark upon the responsibility of being a mother. And the unity of the mother and child is an image that has been used in Christian tradition to capture the connection between the faith community and believers.
Recently, I wrote a piece for The Huffington Post on my experiences as a bisexual minister. Below is an excerpt and link to the full piece.